Hal Dunning joined Barney & Barney in 2001 and currently serves as both President and COO. Hal is responsible for overseeing operations for the firm’s offices in San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco and Anchorage.
Prior to joining Barney & Barney, Hal was the Western Region General Manager and Controller of ADS Environmental Systems. He also worked for Anthony Industries, Inc. (now K2, Inc.) from 1984 to 1994, holding positions as Corporate Controller, General Manager and Executive Vice-President of Operations. Additionally, he worked in public accounting with Ernst & Whinney from 1980–1984.
In 2009, Hal was honored with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the San Diego Business Journal’s CFO of the Year awards program and was recognized in 2007 as a "CFO of the Year." He is a member of the Lead San Diego Class of 2008 and was presented with their Herb Klein Visionary Leadership Award.
Hal has chaired the CFO Roundtable since 2001 and is chairman of Day for Change, a charity started by the CFO Roundtable that serves abused and neglected children. He also serves on the board of the San Diego Foundation and is a member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, after 11 years, he stepped down as President of the Board of Walden Family Services, the largest foster family agency in San Diego. Hal has volunteered at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, since 1995.
Hal earned a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and an MBA in accounting and taxation from the University of Southern California.